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Dar es Salaam City Tour - Everyday
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Dar es Salaam City Tour - Everyday

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A tour of Dar es Salaam will take you to the National Museum, Village Museum, Mwenge Carvings Market, Tingatinga art Gallery, Slipway Shopping Centre, The Fish Market, City Centre, Historical Building and many other Sites.<br>The name Dar es Salaam means "the house of peace" formerly Mzizima. It is an enticing mix of sight seeing, shopping and entertainment, the largest city in Tanzania reflects a fascinating blend of its rich historical past and its sophisticated contemporary present. The name was given by Sultan Majid bin Said of Zanzibar when he decided to use the harbor city as a port and trade centre in between 1858 and 1862. Since then the town has flourished and is now the commercial hub of the country with high population, important economic centre and one of the fastest growing cities in Tanzania &amp; most prominent city in arts, fashion, media, music, film, television and a leading financial centre it is also the largest and most populous Swahili-speaking city in the world.
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CarolynEnow wrote a review Sep 2018
Nairobi, Kenya1 contribution1 helpful vote
I was at the end of my trip to Dar es Salaam and was waiting for my evening flight back to Nairobi. I heard about Mtoko and the experiences they offered and felt it would be better than sitting in the airport. I wasn’t disappointed! When I arrived I was offered a nice welcome drink, cool cloth and made myself at home in the reading room. I chose the beading experience and really enjoyed learning how to bead with Mama Selena. It felt like I was really part of the country. I would definitely do it again the next time I am in Dar! Great way to spend an afternoon.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Responded Oct 4, 2018
Thank you so much for stopping by and having this experience with us! All the best, The Team at Mtoko
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Tina B wrote a review Sep 2018
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This is a great stopover for when you are in-between flights and do not want to waste the last bit of your holiday sitting at the airport. It gives you the opportunity to do something cultural (watch a local dance or drama, make local crafts or take a cooking class) and/or just relax in a calmer, more stylish setting. Food, drinks and wifi are available (we had a great veggie wrap, hibiscus welcome drink & wine!). Supporting many local artisans and projects, the experience fee is also a great contribution and way to give back to the community.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Responded Sep 5, 2018
Thank you so much for stopping by and having this experience with us! All the best, The team at Mtoko
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markpluchino wrote a review Aug 2018
Horseheads, New York7 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had about 6 hours to wait in the Dar Es Salaam airport before we flew out of Tanzania and had heard about Mtoko. They picked us up from the airport and we went for an afternoon experience at Karakana (the name of the stopover) in Pugu, which was not far from the airport. We were able to pick from a variety of authentic cultural experiences. We chose the drama and the Swahili language lesson. We were greeted by a very personable Tanzanian woman who immediately made us feel at home with a welcome drink, snacks and a tour of the Karakana facilities. The language lesson was very personal, enriching and a great way to leave with a part of the culture. The drama was intriguing as it presented a story about a boy with disabilities whose family was ashamed to send him to school. After the drama the actors came and spoke with us explaining that is a common social problem facing Tanzania today. We felt truly connected to the people and the country. We were returned to the airport and felt that this was a great way to end our Tanzanian vacation and certainly was better than wasting time in the Dar airport. Even better was that our experience here went to support community partners that they work with. They also had some great products on site from different artisans across Tanzania and we got some beautiful welded art from a group of people living with disabilities. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Responded Aug 27, 2018
Thank you so much for stopping by and having this experience with us! All the best, The Team at Mtoko
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